Books are forever: Early life conditions, education and lifetime income

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Brunello, Giorgio; Weber, Guglielmo; Weiss, Christoph T.;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: Ländlicher Raum | Europa | Kognition | Erwerbsverlauf | Bildungschancen | J24 | Sozialisation | education, lifetime income, early conditions, Europe | Bildungsertrag | early conditions | Europe | lifetime income
    • jel: jel:J24
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: education | health care economics and organizations

In this paper we estimate the effect of education on lifetime earnings in Europe, by distinguishing between individuals who lived in rural or urban areas during childhood and between individuals who had access to many or few books at age ten. We instrument years of educ... View more
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